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New post 07 Nov 2017, 12:19
Break 42 * 36 down into prime numbers --> 42 * 36 = (7)(3)(2) * (3)(3)(2)(2) or (7^1)(3^3)(2^3)
Now we need to check the answers to see if there are any prime factorisations that don't match up with the above.

A. 12 = (3)(2)(2) -- this is OK
B. 18 = (3)(3)(2) -- this is OK
C. 21 = (7)(3) -- this is OK
D. 28 = (7)(2)(2) -- this is OK
E. 49 = (7)(7) -- not OK! The original prime factorisation only has one 7, therefore this is NOT a divisor!
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New post 21 Aug 2018, 09:58
Which of the following is not a divisor of
42∗36
42∗36
?

A. 12
B. 18
C. 21
D. 28
E. 49


simply do hit and trial, whichever is not dividing the above number completely,should be the answer.
in our case 49 does not divide the above numbers completely. So E is the answer
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